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Read more on SQF Edition 9 – Are You Ready for Your Next Audit?
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SQF Edition 9 – Are You Ready for Your Next Audit?

Why SQF? SQF is a food safety certification standard managed and controlled by the SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute). Worldwide Recognition. Promotes Confidence in Food Safety & Quality. Current SQF Code, Key Changes and Updates The SQF codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain.…

Read more on How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?
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How Do You Prepare for SQF 9?

As food manufacturers are actively implementing the SQF code Edition 9, here is a review of the most important changes and how to prepare for them. Most of the key changes concern the certification process and the system element requirements which are common to all certified facilities. As the resident SQF practitioner(s) for your business,…

Read more on The importance of Food Product Traceability
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The importance of Food Product Traceability

What is Traceability? The Codex Alimentarius Commission defines traceability as “the ability to follow the movement of a food through specified stage(s) of production, processing and distribution”.1 For the Canadian Food Inspection agency, traceability is the ability to follow an item or a group of items - be it animal, plant, food product or ingredient…

Read more on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements
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Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration Last February, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) released the third and last installment of the draft guidance for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The FSMA IA rule is aimed at identifying and controlling significant hazards intentionally…

Read more on Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Compliance Date Looming – 15 July 2020 Deadline to develop and maintain your Preventive Control Plan (PCP)
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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Compliance Date Looming – 15 July 2020 Deadline to develop and maintain your Preventive Control Plan (PCP)

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations came into effect. The scope of the SFCR requirements is food that is imported, exported, and inter-provincially traded in Canada. Regulatory compliance with SFCR ensures that “anyone who is importing, exporting, manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, grading, packaging, or labelling food has not compromised…